Author Archives: GreenGuru

Go Green this Holiday Season

The Christmas holiday season means festive parties, elaborate decorations and presents under the tree. Post-Christmas season means cleaning up the gift wrapping, throwing away the tree and packing up the decorations. If you take a more eco-friendly vision into your decorating and party planning you can enjoy the holidays while reducing your environmental footprint.

Posted on: 02 Dec 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Vanquishing Soap Scum

If you have hard water, even mildly so, and use any kind of soap or cleaner, chances are that you have had experience with soap scum. Soap scum is the fun term we have come up with to describe the grungy-looking residue that builds up on tiles and faucets and shower surrounds, but in reality, it is a mixture of the calcium or magnesium from the hardwater, and fatty acids in the soap.

Posted on: 18 Nov 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Getting a Clean Hotel Room

Everyone has heard the horror stories about what lights up when you pass a typical hotel room under the omniscient gaze of a black light. Fretting about the monsters under the bed isn’t nearly as frightening as contemplating the last time the bedspread was washed.

Posted on: 04 Nov 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
The Air you Breathe

You breathe.

It is completely irrelevant if you wish you could lose 10 pounds, if you have a pimple on your nose, if you think you are too tall or too short, or if your hair sticks up in weird places after you take off your hat – you breathe. This is one thing that unites us.

Posted on: 28 Oct 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Cities That Are Prepared For Climate Change

It’s becoming harder and harder to deny that our planet is changing, and with that comes extreme weather. We as a society need to prepare for climate change as soon as we can, however, some cities are taking it more seriously than others. And with more and more of the world’s population moving into urban areas, it’s important for us to do everything in our power to make our cities ready for the highs and lows of weather that are coming our way.

Posted on: 07 Oct 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Going Green with your Laundry

So you’ve switched to vinegar and baking soda for cleaning. You eat organic food. You recycle. But what about your laundry?

Detergent is incredibly detrimental to our freshwater and the fish that live within. It is poisonous to all aquatic life in sufficient quantities; it can damage gills and destroy the protective mucus layer that keeps fish healthy. It can also cause algae blooms, which are bad for the fish, bad for the environment and bad for us.

Posted on: 23 Sep 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
How to Make Your House Smell Nice (Without Synthetic Scents)

People are crazy about making their homes smell good. The home fragrance industry was almost $5.6 billion in the US in 2012, according to a New Jersey research firm. The problem? There is some question about the toxicity of some of the more popular air fresheners, candles, and home fragrance lines. Some studies suggest these fragrances might cause respiratory problems, and even depression.

Posted on: 16 Sep 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
3 Old Fashioned Cleaning Tips

Modern times dictate that intense cleaning rituals are necessary to maintain high standards of health. We have resorted to heavy toxic chemicals that often have more adverse effects on our health than the dirt itself. Getting back to nature as well as simply using more delicate cleaning supplies can still accomplish a thorough cleaning job while presenting with benefits to your health. After all, nature provides everything we need for survival. Let’s take a look at some common natural options for everyday cleaning use.

Posted on: 19 Aug 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Back To School — The Green Way

It is now August which means the kiddos will be going back to school soon and while you may have transitioned to the green living style during the summer vacation how can you continue this green life after school starts, after the busy schedules resume and the long days of homework are coming in the door? Well, allow us to help you continue your progress into the green lifestyle.

Posted on: 12 Aug 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
3 Natural Products That Can Be Used For Green Cleaning

Going green is a lifestyle change wherein we prioritize the use of all natural ingredients and products in our daily lives, especially in our cleaning materials for our home and cars. It’s not only helpful in saving our environment but also for our health. Exposure to synthetic chemicals or substances is harmful to us. Accumulation of these dangerous chemical in our system can cause illnesses to our body and to our environment. There are natural cleaning materials in our home which we might not recognize as effective in taking out dirt, stains and disinfect.

Posted on: 05 Aug 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
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